Monday, October 28, 2013

birks are back

{ What I Wore: J.Crew silk tank (exact, for less) & cashmere hoodie (exact, for less, what a steal!) // Citizens of Humanity boyfriend jeans // Birkenstock "Arizona" sandals // Michael Kors watch
Admittedly, there have been some trends that I was reluctant to adopt. But having to pull my Birks out from the depths of my closet... you mean the comfiest shoes I own, yea - I can get behind that.

Know what else is back?
I took part earlier this year & am excited about stretching my outfits once again.
Won't you join us!?

P.S. Please take 2 seconds to vote for me here! This frugal grad student is itching for the grand prize gift card for new shoes!!

38 comments:

  1. I love your jeans and that puppy is OMG adorable!

    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

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  2. I love the relaxed fit of your jeans here, Jessica! To be honest, I'm not sure I could ever pull off Birks, but you look cute in them!

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  3. I've been dying for a new pair of Birks! I broke in a fantastic pair and when I thought I was too cool for them, I dropped them off at my local Salvation Army. Now I want them back! Love the way you styled them!

    xo
    Nicole
    a dash of gold

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  4. Love your birkenstocks ... i'm afraid it is past birken weather in ol Scotland. I'll have to wait for next spring to make a purchase. You're pug is soooo cute, gorgeous pup!!

    Laura xx

    P.s. I am hosting a Michael Kors watch giveaway on the blog this week. If you are feeling lucky, check it out:

    http://www.atouchoftartan.co.uk/2013/10/michael-kors-giveaway.html

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  5. I'm pretty freakin excited that Birks are back. I've had a pair for 7 years and I rarely wear them except for when I let the dog out. It's too cold to wear mine right now but I'll be pulling them out in spring, for sure!

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  6. super cute both you AND your pup!! xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  7. normally I would have been like girl, no. but somehow I really like this. I think its the neutral palette. am I going to run out and buy a pair now? probs not, but I'll appreciate it from a far :)

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  8. i love them!! and love those jeans!
    forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com

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  9. I really love this outfit - the silk cami plus cashmere cardi = SO cozy. But I have to say I can't get behind this new (again) sudden craze for Birkenstocks. I hated them in the 90's & I'm seriously in shock that they're back. And call me crazy but I never found them comfortable either. All that said...you rock them Birks girl! Who cares what I (or anyone else thinks)! Just never, ever, ever with socks :-) (Seriously, no sarcasm here)

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  10. Your doggie is SO cute!! Love your casual look too!


    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  11. I didn't think I could get behind the Birkenstock trend but you look great Jessica. I could totally imagine wearing this outfit. Thanks for the inspiration pretty girl!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  12. Totally loving this casual, laid back outfit! You look so cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. I knew that BUT was coming ;)
    I have had these Birks since my granola days of college, and they are seriously molded to my foot in the most comfortable way... but I do remember having an awkward breaking in time. That being said, you have my promise to never wear them with socks... unless I move to the Pacific North West one day, & then I might have to... don't hate me :)

    And this is Douglas. He is taller and has a more serious face. But yes, they are pug clones!
    xx

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  14. I hear ya, I had these bad boys lurking the in depths of my closet from my hippie dippy college days, so this was an easy trend for me to embrace. But if I had to go out & drop $100 on a new pair... eh, I think I might skip out too. I really like them for casual looks, still a little baffled about how to dress these up as I have seen in some "off duty" model outfits.
    xx

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  15. Man! Wrong again! I seriously can't tell those two apart.

    And like I said - you rock those Birks girl. I guess I could never get myself passed the awkward break in stage. And I MAY be able to forgive the socks if you do move. I could never hate you! ;-)

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  16. love this look - berks were totally my style circle 1998. I may just have to scoop up a pair this coming spring (it's about to snow here already)
    xo, Nina

    afterthe40barfinish

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  17. I almost cried when I saw the price of that hooded sweater, but dang, does it look deliciously comfortable. And I'm not actually allergic to cashmere. What a crying shame.

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  18. Thank you so much! He loves stealing the show whenever he can ;)
    xx

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  19. Aw, thank you! I think this look was more about comfort than cute, but always better than my sweatpants!
    xx

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  20. Oh no, you can't ditch perfectly broken in Birks - what were you thinking!? haha, I bet you could find a new-to-you pair at a vintage store easy enough. Complete the circle.
    xx

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  21. This will probably be the last time I can pull mine out too, but I will be sure to know where I put them so they can come back out at the first signs of Spring!
    xx

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  22. Yay! Seriously, I love embracing my inner granola side, and they are comfy to boot. Can't beat that!
    xx

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  23. Aw, thanks so much! He poses so pretty for the camera ;)
    xx

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  24. You are very welcome! I used to have the clog style Birks too... not sure I am ready to re-embrace those ;)
    xx

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  25. Thank you dear, I'm loving lighter colors this Fall!
    xx

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  26. Oh man, SNOW!? This might be the last time I can wear mine this season, but I am excited about styling them up for Spring :)
    xx

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  27. I'm sorry, I love you, but I am NOT on board with this! Then again, you make anything look good. ;-)


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  28. Birks are super poplar over here in Germany

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  29. I have been eyeing those tanks for literally months, and after seeing this post I think I need them in my life. I also need that wrinkled face in my life, I think your pups and Mace could be best buds.
    xoxo
    Shelby

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  30. Oh my goodness, I wish I could have a pug play day with all the pugs & pug mamas I have met on the internets… let's make that happen one day!!
    xx

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  31. Girl, you know I love ya (and your blog), but I still say no to the Birks! I was never into them before and I still don't get it. But the rest of your outfit looks great! That neutral beige color is sooo pretty with your skin tone!

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  32. You and the puppy are both super-cute...I'd love to see you wearing those beautiful Birks with socks!

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  33. My parents have had the same pair of Birks for what seems like my whole life, and NEVER in my life would I have thought they could look this stylish! Nice work!! They look surprisingly very chic with the silk blouse!

    perfectly priya

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  34. Aww I haven't owned sandals like this in years!! Bringing back memories :)

    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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